Apollo Expeditions to the Moon

The NASA History

Author: Edgar M. Cortright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135578

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts, highlighted by numerous illustrations.

Exploring the Moon

The Apollo Expeditions

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387746418

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 5919

In this comprehensive overview of Man’s relationship with his planet’s nearest neighbor, David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. This Commemorative Edition includes a foreword by one of the original astronauts as well as an extra section reviewing the prospect of renewed exploration there. New graphics and images are also included.

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Author: Hamish Lindsay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332129

Category: Science

Page: 426

View: 5104

This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space flight ever published. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay--who was directly involved in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo--chronicles mankind's greatest, adventure with a great narrative, interview, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished.

Taking Science to the Moon

Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program

Author: Donald A. Beattie

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874406

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 6821

How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them? Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program. Donald A. Beattie—who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several management positions and finally as program manager, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments—here supplies a detailed, insider's view of the events leading up to the acceptance of science activities on all the Apollo missions.

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

Author: W. David Woods

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441971793

Category: Science

Page: 555

View: 4692

Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo flights were conducted by following a virtual flight to the Moon and its exploration of the surface. From launch to splashdown, he hitches a ride in the incredible spaceships that took men to another world, exploring each step of the journey and detailing the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. While describing the tremendous technological accomplishment involved, he adds the human dimension by calling on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. He provides a wealth of fascinating and accessible material: the role of the powerful Saturn V, the reasoning behind trajectories, the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health between two worlds, the exploration of the lunar surface and the sheer daring involved in traveling to the Moon and the mid-twentieth century. Given the tremendous success of the original edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, the second edition will have a new chapter on surface activities, inspired by reader's comment on Amazon.com. There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.

Apollo Moon Missions

The Unsung Heroes

Author: Billy Watkins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260412

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 6185

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. It seemed like an impossible mission and one that the Russians?who had launched the first satellite and put the first man into Earth orbit?would surely achieve before the Americans. However, the ingenuity, passion, and sacrifice of thousands of ordinary people from all walks of life enabled the space program to meet this extraordinary goal. This is the story of fourteen of those men and women who worked behind the scenes, without fanfare or recognition, to make the Apollo missions successful.

One Small Step?

The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space

Author: Gerhard Wisnewski

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 1905570120

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 9206

From the very first manned flight into orbit right up to the present day, there have been serious anomalies in the official narrative of the conquest of space. Best-selling author Gerhard Wisnewski dissects the history in minute detail--from the first Russian missions in the early 1960 to the final American moon project of Apollo 17 in 1972, and onwards to the American landing planned in future Using forensic methods of investigation, he pieces together a complex jigsaw to reveal a disturbing picture of lies, falsifications and simulations.

Apollo

The Lost and Forgotten Missions

Author: David Shayler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852335755

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 9583

Drawing upon combinations of archival documentation from the first four manned Apollo missions and future mission plans evolved in the summer of 1969, Apollo - The Lost and Forgotten Missions explains how the machines and the men were prepared for the landing on the moon and what would have followed the initial landings.

NASA's Moon Program

Paving the Way for Apollo 11

Author: David Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387681329

Category: Science

Page: 472

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In 'Paving the Way for Apollo 11' David Harland explains the lure of the Moon to classical philosophers, astronomers, and geologists, and how NASA set out to investigate the Moon in preparation for a manned lunar landing mission. It focuses particularly on the Lunar Orbiter and Surveyor missions.

Apollo

The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972

Author: David West Reynolds,Wally Schirra,Gene Cernan

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760344523

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3007

Provides historical context to the beginning of the United States space program and how it ultimately achieved its goal of landing a man on the moon.

On the Moon

The Apollo Journals

Author: Grant Heiken,Eric Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387489398

Category: Nature

Page: 492

View: 4357

Public interest in the first lunar landing transcended political, economic and social borders - the world was briefly united by the courage of the crew, and the wonder of the accomplishment. Prompted by the rivalry of the Cold War, Apollo 11 and the five missions that subsequently landed on the Moon were arguably the finest feats of exploration in human history. But these were more than exercises in flags and footprints, because the missions involved the crews making geological field trips on a low gravity site while wearing pressure suits, carrying life-support systems on their backs and working against an unforgiving time line. The missions delivered not only samples of moonrock, but also hard-learned lessons for how to work on the surface of another planet, and this experience will be crucial to planning the resumption of the human exploration of the Moon and going on to Mars.

The Apollo Guidance Computer

Architecture and Operation

Author: Frank O'Brien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441908773

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

View: 7053

The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. In the 1960s most computers filled an entire room, but the spacecraft’s computer was required to be compact and low power. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a ‘primitive’ computer, it nevertheless had capabilities that are advanced even by today’s standards. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer’s architecture, instruction format and programs used by the astronauts. As a comprehensive account, it will span the disciplines of computer science, electrical and aerospace engineering. However, it will also be accessible to the ‘space enthusiast’. In short, the intention is for this to be the definitive account of the Apollo guidance computer. Frank O’Brien’s interest in the Apollo program began as a serious amateur historian. About 12 years ago, he began performing research and writing essays for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and the Apollo Flight Journal. Much of this work centered on his primary interests, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and the Lunar Module. These Journals are generally considered the canonical online reference on the flights to the Moon. He was then asked to assist the curatorial staff in the creation of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, on Long Island, New York, where he helped prepare the Lunar Module simulator, a LM procedure trainer and an Apollo space suit for display. He regularly lectures on the Apollo computer and related topics to diverse groups, from NASA's computer engineering conferences, the IEEE/ACM, computer festivals and university student groups.

Full moon

Aufbruch zum Mond

Author: Michael Light

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894056056

Category:

Page: 127

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Apollo to the Moon

A History in 50 Objects

Author: Teasel E. Muir-Harmony

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 1426219938

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 411

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, this narrative uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program. Bold photographs, fascinating graphics, and engaging stories commemorate the 20th century's most important space endeavor: NASA's Apollo program to reach the moon. From the lunar rover and a survival kit to space food and moon rocks, it's a carefully curated array of objects--complete with intriguing back stories and profiles of key participants. This book showcases the historic space exploration program that landed humans on the moon, advanced the world's capabilities for space travel, and revolutionized our sense of humanity's place in the universe. Each historic accomplishment is symbolized by a different object, from a Russian stamp honoring Yuri Gagarin and plastic astronaut action figures to the Apollo 11 command module, piloted by Michael Collins as Armstrong and Aldrin made the first moonwalk, together with the monumental art inspired by these moon missions. Throughout, Apollo to the Moon also tells the story of people who made the journey possible: the heroic astronauts as well as their supporters, including President John F. Kennedy, newsman Walter Cronkite, and NASA scientists such as Margaret Hamilton.

Marketing the Moon

The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

Author: David Meerman Scott,Richard Jurek,Eugene A Cernan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 4740

One of the most successful public relations campaigns in history, featuring heroic astronauts, press-savvy rocket scientists, enthusiastic reporters, deep-pocketed defense contractors, and Tang.

Moon Landing

Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604538106

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9953

Explores the events leading to the 1969 moon walk including the early history of rocketry, the 1967 Apollo 1 disaster, and the space race with the Soviet Union.

Solar System, Grades 5 - 8

Connecting Students to Science

Author: Don Powers, Ph.D.,John B. Beaver, Ph.D.

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1580378730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5947

Connect students in grades 5 and up with science using The Solar System. In this 80-page book, students explore the solar system through activities covering sky domes, a time zone finder, measuring the sun's location, eclipses, and scaling. The book includes historical perspectives, solar system concepts and facts, inquiry-based activities, challenge questions, extension activities, assessments, literature connections, curriculum resources, a bibliography, and materials lists. This book supports National Science Education Standards and NCTM standards.